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The DIFC views sponsorship and events as ways to reinforce its position as the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Sponsorship and events allow the DIFC to deepen relationships with clients, decision makers and the community.

You’ll find details of our recent and forthcoming sponsorships here.


Dubai World Insurance Congress

Dubai World Insurance Congress

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is proud to co-host the Dubai World Insurance Congress (DWIC) from 27 - 28 February, 2018. As the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, DIFC is well placed to host the congress. The Centre provides a world-class platform that connects the region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The DWIC is where the (re)insurance markets meet.

Designed to deliver unrivalled networking, business and thought leadership opportunities for more than 400 senior insurance executives, DWIC incorporates:

The Business Symposium -  a morning of inspirational presentations delivered by international thought leaders including FADI ABUNAHL – CEO OF TRUST RE,  ERIC ANDERSEN - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF AON BENFIELD, and VINCENT VANDENDAEL, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER OF LLOYD’S.

Star up live pitch session - 5 or more of the best startups serving the region will be invited to pitch in front of a panel of expert judges and delegates attending DWIC on 2nd day. The judges will present the startups with questions and the audience will vote for their favourite.

You can find more information at www.events.globalreinsurance.com/dubaiwic 

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is pleased to announce to become the supporting partner of Finovate Middle East, a two-day conference focused on financial, banking and payments technology.

Fintech is entering an exciting new stage in its development given the advances in mobile payments technology, expansion of crowdfunding opportunities, and the introduction of cryptocurrencies and blockchain initiatives. The Middle East’s climate for fintech innovation, growth and investment is ideal. With a majority of residents having access to mobile devices but not bank accounts, the evolution of state regulations with startups (instead of banks) in mind, and growing competition among regional and western VCs, fintech opportunities in the Middle East are accelerating at a historic pace.

Taking place from 26-27 February 2018, during UAE Innovation Month and Dubai Innovation Week, Finovate Middle East will bring together early-stage startups, leading established companies, media, financial service institutions and funders drawn by the opportunity to see the future of fintech both regionally and globally.

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Innovate Finance Global Summit

Innovate Finance Global Summit 

Financial technology has evolved into a powerful global movement that has brought together entrepreneurs, technology giants and big banks to develop ideas and innovations that can harness the power of the digital age to create better, sustainable, financial services for more people of different backgrounds and for future generations to come.

IFGS 2018, which will take place in London from 19-20 March, will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: London. Taking inspiration from the expansion of FinTech globally, the summit will welcome the world’s leading lights, from innovators, institutions and investors to policy makers, regulators and international trade bodies.

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